Second death row inmate to choose electric chair over lethal injection

9 month ago

A Tennessee death row inmate said he would prefer to die by the electric chair, and that lethal injection causes excruciating pain.

David Earl Miller, 61, is on death row for the 1981 murder of 23-year-old Lee Standifer. His lawyers filed on Monday a handwritten note he signed, and that reads:" I waive lethal injection and wish to be electrocution (sic)".

This request makes Miller the second death row inmate in Tennessee to seek the electric chair, as Edmund Zagorski filed the same request before he was put to death on Nov. 1. in the electric chair. He claimed that he thought dying in the electric chair would be quicker and less painful than the lethal injection. He was executed earlier this month without incident.